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McLaren Automotive Limited

McLaren Automotive Limited Executive and Director Biographies

Mike Flewitt - Chief Executive Officer

Mike Flewitt joined McLaren as Chief Operating Officer in June 2012 and became a Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. At the time of joining, the position was a new and strategic addition to the executive team and came as the company embarked on a new period of growth.  Mike's current role as a CEO include the development, manufacture and global distribution of a range of current and future McLaren sports cars, including the McLaren 12C and McLaren P1™.

Prior to joining McLaren, Mike was Vice President, Manufacturing, Ford of Europe, and Corporate Officer, Ford Motor Company – positions that culminated nine years with the company.  Before joining Ford, he held senior manufacturing and operations roles at TWR Group Limited, AutoNova AB and Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars Limited.

He qualified in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and completed a post-graduate qualification in Management and Project Management at Salford University in 1996.

Frank Stephenson - Design Director

Frank joined McLaren in 2008 from Fiat Auto where he was Design Director for Fiat/Lancia and then Alfa Romeo. While there he led the design of cars such as the Fiat 500, Alfa Mito and Fiat Bravo. Previously he was Design Director at Ferrari and Maserati where he was responsible for the Ferrari 612, Ferrari 430, Maserati Quattroporte and Maserati MC12. Frank began his career at BMW where he designed the X5 and the MINI, eventually becoming Design Director for MINI.

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